Cycling at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Cycling at the 2004 Summer Olympics consisted of 18 events in three disciplines:

Cycling
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Cycling, Athens 2004.png
VenueOlympic Velodrome (track)
Parnitha Mountain Bike Venue (mountain)
Athens and surrounding area (road)
Dates14 – 24 August 2004
Competitors464 from 61 nations
← 2000
2008 →

In total, 464 cyclists participated: these consisted of 334 men and 130 women, from 61 countries. The youngest participant was Ignatas Konovalovas, at 18 years, while the oldest was Jeannie Longo, at 45 years. The most successful contestant was Bradley Wiggins, who won three medals: one gold, one silver and one bronze.[1] The most successful country was Australia, with its team members winning 6 gold and 11 total medals. Russia and Great Britain came in second place with 3 and 2 golds, respectively. After a disqualification, Viatcheslav Ekimov of Russia was awarded his second gold medal in men's time trial, defending his title from 2000, and his third gold medal overall. He achieved his first victory back in 1988, when he competed in men's track pursuit as part of the Soviet team.[2]

The Olympic Velodrome in Athens, where track cycling events were held during the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Australia dominated track events, winning 5 out of its 6 cycling gold medals there.[3]

Road cyclingEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Men's road race
details
Paolo Bettini
  Italy
Sérgio Paulinho
  Portugal
Axel Merckx
  Belgium
Men's time trial
details
Viatcheslav Ekimov
  Russia
Bobby Julich
  United States
Michael Rogers
  Australia
Women's road race
details
Sara Carrigan
  Australia
Judith Arndt
  Germany
Olga Slyusareva
  Russia
Women's time trial
details
Leontien van Moorsel
  Netherlands
Deirdre Demet-Barry
  United States
Karin Thürig
  Switzerland

Track cyclingEdit

Men'sEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Keirin
details
Ryan Bayley
  Australia
José Antonio Escuredo
  Spain
Shane Kelly
  Australia
Madison
details
  Australia (AUS)
Graeme Brown
Stuart O'Grady
  Switzerland (SUI)
Franco Marvulli
Bruno Risi
  Great Britain (GBR)
Rob Hayles
Bradley Wiggins
points race
details
Mikhail Ignatiev
  Russia
Joan Llaneras
  Spain
Guido Fulst
  Germany
individual pursuit
details
Bradley Wiggins
  Great Britain
Brad McGee
  Australia
Sergi Escobar
  Spain
team pursuit
details
  Australia (AUS)
Graeme Brown
Brett Lancaster
Brad McGee
Luke Roberts
  Great Britain (GBR)
Steve Cummings
Rob Hayles
Paul Manning
Bradley Wiggins
  Spain (ESP)
Carlos Castaño
Sergi Escobar
Asier Maeztu
Carlos Torrent
individual sprint
details
Ryan Bayley
  Australia
Theo Bos
  Netherlands
René Wolff
  Germany
team sprint
details
  Germany (GER)
Jens Fiedler
Stefan Nimke
René Wolff
  Japan (JPN)
Toshiaki Fushimi
Masaki Inoue
Tomohiro Nagatsuka
  France (FRA)
Mickaël Bourgain
Laurent Gané
Arnaud Tournant
time trial
details
Chris Hoy
  Great Britain
Arnaud Tournant
  France
Stefan Nimke
  Germany

Women'sEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
points race
details
Olga Slyusareva
  Russia
Belem Guerrero Méndez
  Mexico
María Luisa Calle
  Colombia
pursuit
details
Sarah Ulmer
  New Zealand
Katie Mactier
  Australia
Leontien van Moorsel
  Netherlands
sprint
details
Lori-Ann Muenzer
  Canada
Tamilla Abassova
  Russia
Anna Meares
  Australia
time trial
details
Anna Meares
  Australia
Jiang Yonghua
  China
Natallia Tsylinskaya
  Belarus

Mountain bikingEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Men's
details
Julien Absalon
  France
José Antonio Hermida
  Spain
Bart Brentjens
  Netherlands
Women's
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Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå
  Norway
Marie-Hélène Prémont
  Canada
Sabine Spitz
  Germany

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Australia (AUS)62311
2  Russia (RUS)3115
3  Great Britain (GBR)2114
4  Germany (GER)1146
5  Netherlands (NED)1124
6  France (FRA)1113
7  Canada (CAN)1102
8  Italy (ITA)1001
  New Zealand (NZL)1001
  Norway (NOR)1001
11  Spain (ESP)0325
12  United States (USA)0202
13  Switzerland (SUI)0112
14  China (CHN)0101
  Japan (JPN)0101
  Mexico (MEX)0101
  Portugal (POR)0101
18  Belarus (BLR)0011
  Belgium (BEL)0011
  Colombia (COL)0011
Totals (20 nations)18181854

Records brokenEdit

World recordsEdit

previous record of 34.000 s was set in August 2002 by Yonghua Jiang
This record was broken multiple times during these Games, the prior instances being:
  • New Zealand's Sarah Ulmer, 3:26.400 (21 August)
  • Australia's Katie Mactier, 3:29.945 (21 August)
previous record of 3:30.604 was set in May by Ulmer
previous record of 3:59:583 was set in 2002 by Australian team

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cycling at the 2004 Athens Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Cyclist stripped of 2004 gold medal". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  3. ^ https://www.olympics.com.au/sports/cycling

External linksEdit